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Will My Insurance Cover Rehab Costs?

Will my insurance cover rehab costsWhen Kansas City residents recover from addiction to drugs or alcohol, enrolling in the right treatment program can mean the difference between relapse and long-term success. Unfortunately, treatment at many of these facilities can come with large price tags, which can be a major deterrent to someone getting necessary treatment. Thankfully, many health insurance policies will cover some, if not all, of the costs associated with addiction treatment. The only way to find out if you are covered is to talk with your insurer, because insurance policies differ greatly. For example some people’s benefits may only cover outpatient care, while others may cover inpatient care up to 30 days. You may need to choose a facility from a specific network, or insurance provider may designate a certain facility. However, the passage of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 requires that insurers must provide the same benefits for substance abuse as they do for other medical conditions, making it easier for those struggling with addiction to get treatment. In addition to this, the federal Medical Leave Act allows people to take time off from work in order to take part in a treatment program.
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Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Mental Health and Addiction TreatmentThere are many links between mental health and addiction. Kansas City residents who struggle with a variety of disorders from depression and anxiety disorders to borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia may consciously or subconsciously self-medicate their conditions. Depression, for instance, can be very difficult to diagnose. Some people may experiment with drugs or alcohol only to find that it brings significant relief in ways they hadn’t even identified. Unfortunately this relief is usually short lived as tolerance to the substance builds and the user needs more and more to approximate the feeling he got the first time he took it. Eventually patients are left with a debilitating need for the substance just to function, without any of the perceived benefits it had once offered. People in this condition will have an exceptionally difficult time achieving long-term recovery if all underlying psychological issues are not identified and treated along with the addiction.
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